F1 2019 Pre-Season Testing Thread

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Seems they are having a bit of a laugh in the motorsport live feed:
09:14 Lap count prior to the red flag:

Bottas 4
Vettel 2
Grosjean 1
Hulkenberg 1
Raikkonen (4 corners)
#AeroFrodo

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turbof1 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:16 am
Seems they are having a bit of a laugh in the motorsport live feed:
09:14 Lap count prior to the red flag:

Bottas 4
Vettel 2
Grosjean 1
Hulkenberg 1
Raikkonen (4 corners)
hahah good one! :mrgreen: =D>
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live streaming on youtube from a fan at the track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBpwY7t7rNc

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It will be quite a mystery with the new tyre compounds in 2019, does anyone know what the level of hardness or softness for these new compounds?

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wickedz50 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:45 am
It will be quite a mystery with the new tyre compounds in 2019, does anyone know what the level of hardness or softness for these new compounds?
I saw somewhere that they were going to be more conservative but I am not 100% sure.

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Timesheet at 9.50am: 1) Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1:20.920, 12 laps; 2) Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo, 1:21.566, 6 laps; 3) Carlos Sainz, McLaren, 1:22.348, 8 laps; 4) Nico Hulkenberg, Renault, 1:24.365, 9 laps; 5) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, 1:24.381, 11 laps

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wickedz50 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:45 am
It will be quite a mystery with the new tyre compounds in 2019, does anyone know what the level of hardness or softness for these new compounds?
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14115 ... in-testing

RAI on C3 just posted second behind VET
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Iirc Pirelli mentioned that they widened the gap between the compounds. Last year the S, SS and US were too similar.
My guess: I'd expect the C3 compound to be like last years soft, C4 (one step softer) like somthing between supersoft and ultrasoft and the C5 like last years hypersoft.

Also the Honda sounds very aggressive, it's unbelievable :D And i like how you can separate the engines by sound. Renault, Ferrari and Honda sound different, while the Ferrari and Merc engines sound most similar.

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Tzk wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:56 am
etusch wrote: Ferrari says; with new rules, cars go 1,5 sec slower
They said it was 1.5sec slower when they first put it in the windtunmel. Expect to cars to be faster than at the beginning in 2018. if they‘re faster than at the end of 2018? We‘ll see.
First hour of first test and they put very close lap time to last years first day's fastest time. It looks like they will be faster

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Standings after day one 2018. We're quite close already but I think it was very cold back then.

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etusch wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:59 am
Tzk wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:56 am
etusch wrote: Ferrari says; with new rules, cars go 1,5 sec slower
They said it was 1.5sec slower when they first put it in the windtunmel. Expect to cars to be faster than at the beginning in 2018. if they‘re faster than at the end of 2018? We‘ll see.
First hour of first test and they put very close lap time to last years first day's fastest time. It looks like they will be faster
Testing times a meaningless, and last year was a way much colder, we had snow and rain during the 1st test week
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I don't know if someone post it already, but here we go !!

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Link is dead, so removed !
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Ferrari - Sebastian Vettel - 15 laps
Mercedes - Valtteri Bottas - 13 laps
Alfa Romeo - Kimi Raikkonen - 10 laps
McLaren - Carlos Sainz - 10 laps
Renault - Nico Hulkenberg - 9 laps
Toro Rosso - Daniil Kvyat - 7 laps
Racing Point - Sergio Perez - 4 laps
Haas - Romain Grosjean - 3 laps
Red Bull - Max Verstappen - 1 lap

A quite calm first test so far.

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2019 Pirelli's look shiny when new like tire war era tires...

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Testing times live from F1.com